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CORPORATE

MANAGEMENT

Ross Beaty, Executive Chairman

Ross J. Beaty is a geologist and resource company entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience in the international minerals and renewable energy industries. In early 2008, Mr. Beaty founded Magma Energy Corp. to focus on international geothermal energy development. In 2011, Magma and Plutonic Power merged to create Alterra Power Corp. Mr. Beaty also founded and currently serves as Chairman of Pan American Silver Corp., one of the world's leading silver producers, and since 1985 he has successfully founded and divested a number of other public mineral resource companies. Mr. Beaty is a Director of The Nature Trust of B.C. and patron of the Beaty Biodiversity Center at the University of B.C. Mr. Beaty is a past President of the Silver Institute in Washington, D.C., a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Mining, and a recipient of the Institute's Past President's Memorial Medal. In 2007, Mr. Beaty received the Association of Mineral Exploration of B.C.'s Colin Spence Award for excellence in global mineral exploration; in 2008, he received the Mining Person of the Year award from the Mining Association of B.C. and the 2008 Natural Resources & Energy Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young. In 2010, Mr. Beaty was awarded the prestigious Viola MacMillan Award at the Prospect and Developers Association of Canada.

John Carson, Chief Executive Officer

John Carson is a highly experienced renewable energy business leader with a core expertise in structuring and leading financial transactions. His experience over the last ten years includes senior positions held in GE Energy Financial Services (Renewable Energy Group), Terra-Gen Power and Noble Environmental Power, and he has closed billions of dollars of transactions, primarily in the renewable energy space. His education includes a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.

Lynda Freeman, Chief Financial Officer

Lynda Freeman originally joined Alterra in May 2010 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in February 2013. Prior to joining Alterra, Ms. Freeman spent over 10 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. Ms. Freeman earned her BA Honours degree in Accountancy and Law at Oxford Brookes University and is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA).

Shannon Webber, LL.B, General Counsel

Shannon Webber joined Alterra as General Counsel in May 2014. She is a seasoned lawyer with over ten years of experience with a prominent national law firm where she focused on securities, finance, M&A and project related matters for power and mining companies. Her education includes a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Chemistry) from Simon Fraser University.

Paul Rapp, P.Eng, Vice President, Wind and Geothermal Power

Paul Rapp has significant experience in the development, construction and operations of renewable energy projects, and he led the successful construction of the $228 MM Dokie 1 wind project, near Chetwynd, BC. Prior to joining Alterra, Mr. Rapp worked over twenty years in the Engineering and Generation groups at BC Hydro. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Rapp is responsible for the development and operation of Alterra's wind and geothermal assets.

Jay Sutton, P.Eng, Vice President, Hydro Power

Jay Sutton has over 15 years of experience in hydroelectric, transportation and marine infrastructure projects. Mr. Sutton worked for BC Hydro as construction manager from 2000-2005 and for WorleyParsons as Province's Representative on site for the construction of the William R. Bennett floating bridge in Kelowna from 2005-2008. Most recently, Mr. Sutton worked for WorleyParsons as project manager for the Toba Montrose hydroelectric project prior to joining Alterra in May 2010. Mr. Sutton holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He is responsible for the development and operation of hydroelectric projects at Alterra.

Murray Kroeker, P.Eng, Vice President, Solar Power and Engineering

Murray Kroeker has over 25 years of senior engineering experience in renewable energy. Prior to joining Alterra in February 2008, Mr. Kroeker spent a number of years with BC Hydro in a variety of senior engineering and management roles. He holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from UBC, a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Manitoba and a Project Management Professional designation from PMI. Mr. Kroeker oversees Alterra’s solar operations and also provides engineering expertise across all of the company’s assets.

Jonathan Schintler, Vice President, Project Finance / Mergers & Acquisitions

Jonathan Schintler was appointed Vice President, Project Finance / Mergers & Acquisitions on November 12, 2013. Prior to joining Alterra Power in May 2013, Mr. Schintler spent 10 years in a variety of senior project finance and consulting roles including positions with Invenergy LLC, Calyon Financial and LECG consulting. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Iowa and was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2007. Mr. Schintler oversees Alterra’s project finance group and provides finance expertise for the company’s development projects, operating assets and acquisition opportunities.

Dr. Catherine Hickson, Vice President, Exploration & Chief Geologist

Dr. Catherine Hickson is a world renowned volcanologist with over 26 years of Canadian and international geoscience experience, primarily with Natural Resources Canada. After gaining her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia she began her career under Canada's Geothermal Program in 1981. She has published dozens of papers in volcanic geology globally and has led large multidisciplinary geoscience programs in Canada and South America. She has been a member of the Canadian Geothermal Association since 1984. Dr. Hickson heads Alterra's geothermal exploration activities.

Asgeir Margeirsson, CEO, HS Orka

Mr. Margeirsson is currently the CEO of Alterra’s subsidiary HS Orka. Mr. Margeirsson served as Chairman of HS Orka 2010-2013 and serves as a board member of the Blue Lagoon. He previously served as a board member and Chairman for the Geothermal Association of Iceland. Other previous positions include CEO of Magma Energy Iceland, CEO of Geysir Green Energy, COO and Deputy CEO of Reykjavik Energy and Technical Director of Iceland Drilling Co. Mr. Margeirsson has also served on the boards of several geothermal companies in three different continents and has been involved in geothermal exploration and development in various countries for 20 years. Ásgeir Margeirsson holds a Lic. Techn. degree in Construction Management from the Technical University in Lund, Sweden and a C.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.